"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

September 5, 2012

Sept. 4 - Saugerties, NY

Heading South
Esopus Creek - Anchorage

As hard as it was to leave the wonderful little town of Waterford and our friends on Gallivant, we started our trek south today. It’s amazing the difference one day can make in the weather. Yesterday was Labor Day, the traditional last day of summer, especially up here and the weather was beautiful...perfect for the last weekend of summer. Today we woke up to overcast skies and 60% chance of rain. The weather prediction for the next week doesn't look much better, but we need to be in position to make the run in the Atlantic Ocean to Cape May, NJ when the weather window is right. So we will travel rain or shine the next few days.

We went through our last lock this morning. The locks were truly a unique experience and took us to some beautiful places, but we are glad they are behind us for now. I look forward to seeing the pelicans and dolphins soon. I've really missed both of them.

We stopped for fuel at Coeyman's Landing...the cheapest we could find in this area...wow the price of diesel has really gone up since we filled up in Brewerton last June. It's a good thing we don't have to fill up very often. We are anchored in Esopus Creek, the same place we stopped on our way up the Hudson in June. Not as much fun this time since we aren't with our friends and the weather is so threatening. We spent the evening onboard having dinner and playing cards.

Approaching the Troy Federal Lock
Leaving the Troy Federal Lock
Not a pretty day or place for a sail...near Albany, NY
Lynch's Marina in Esopus Creek
Our view this evening

1 comment:

  1. We're in Cape May and had a good run down from Atlantic City this morning. Got in about 10 a.m. We're tied up at Utsch's Marina and planning to be here all weekend. Look forward to seeing you.

    Safe travels...
    David & Barbara